Restorative yoga is a calming and gentle style of yoga that uses props to fully support the body to promote relaxation and overall well-being in body and mind. This healing yoga practice restores energy in the body, releases long-held tension, balances our busy lifestyles, and facilitates stillness and calm.
Learn about the benefits of restorative yoga for the body, mind and soul in this two-day training with Hang Nhan (E-RYT 500) and Sarah Martin (E-RYT 200). During this training you will learn a series of restorative yoga poses, mindfulness techniques, pranayama and other gentle yoga stretches to incorporate in your personal practice as well as your restorative yoga classes.
Learn ways to fully support the body in restorative poses with the use of props (bolsters, blocks, straps and blankets) and variations for each pose based on individual health conditions. You will learn the benefits and contraindications of each pose, sequences and themes for a restorative yoga class, how to guide students with mindful cues to let go and release tension, and how to offer therapeutic touch.
Through direct experience and practice teaching, you will learn how to incorporate this knowledge into your own practice, and learn how to share your practice in a restorative yoga class.
The training is held at Kyo Yoga Garden Studio, a tranquil, natural space opening out onto lush gardens, behind the sand dunes of Ocean Grove beach.
WHO CAN ATTEND THIS TRAINING?
Yogis at all levels who'd like to deepen their restorative yoga knowledge and practice.
Yoga teachers, physical therapists, body workers, energy workers, Pilates and fitness instructors, stress management professionals, and health counselors.
We will accommodate and differentiate for all levels of practitioners.
IN THIS TRAINING YOU WILL LEARN:
The physiology of muscle relaxation
The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system
Stress, trauma, and the impact on the body and mind
A variety of restorative yoga poses to relax, rejuvenate and restore the body
Benefits and contraindications for each of the restorative yoga poses
A guide to props and how to use them to fully support the body
How to provide physical support & comfort to students
Pranayama: 3-part diaphragmatic breathing and other breath work
The mindful art and skill of teaching restorative yoga
How to lead meditation and guided relaxation
Sequencing and themes for a restorative yoga class
Poses and sequences for anxiety, depression, fatigue, chronic pain, back pain, digestive, heart, lung, liver, circulatory, and reproduction imbalances, headaches, insomnia, jet lag, breathing problems, pregnancy, menstruation, and menopause
Poses for emotional healing (taking care of anger, grief, stress, anxiety)
The art of therapeutic touch (hands-on assists)
This training counts towards 15 hours of Continued Education with Yoga Alliance.
Comprehensive training manual